• From: Kosciusko County Lakes
  • Title: Kosciusko County lakes are plentiful enough to support any habit
  • Press Release: Immediate Release

In this county of more than 100 lakes, finding something to do on the water is easy! Whether a boating aficionado, a devoted angler or an avid swimmer or water skier, there are plenty of bodies of water to support the habit.

In Warsaw, the county’s seat, Center Lake and Pike Lake both have public beaches and park areas to enjoy. Also sporting sandy beaches open to the public are Winona Lake, Syracuse Lake, Waubee Lake in Milford and Webster Lake in North Webster.

For those with boats, public access sites are also plentiful. Whether it is the tranquil respite of the Tri-County Fish and Wildlife area where 10 natural lakes exist in this densely wooded nature preserve one craves, or the busier public waters of the state’s largest natural lake, Lake Wawasee, one will find it here.

Lake Wawasee, which covers 3,060 acres, is popular with boaters and fishermen alike. Its popular sandbar is the place to go in the summer when temperatures soar and swimmers need a place to keep cool.

Lake Webster, consuming 585 acres of water, is home to Indiana’s oldest sternwheel paddleboat, the 72-foot Dixie, and is well-known for its muskie fishing.

The Barbee Chain of Lakes is a cluster of seven lakes dotted with cottages, small stores, restaurants, marinas and plenty of public access sites. The chain of lakes is named for William Barbee, one of the original founders of Oswego and one of the three original owners of the first mercantile in the area.

Around the county, water-seekers will also find Big Chapman Lake, spanning 414 acres; Lake Tippecanoe, a 768-acre lake that is the deepest in the state; and many smaller bodies that are perfect for those seeking a bit of solitude.